Schroders has announced the appointment of Ashley Lester (pictured) as the global head of Research.
He will join Schroders in July and will report to Nico Marais, head of Multi-asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions.
Lestser joins from MSCI where he was head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Class Research. Before joining MSCI Ashley was head of Market Risk Research at Morgan Stanley.
He was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics and Columbia Business School.
Ashley will join Schroders’ business and team of Multi-asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions specialists in New York.
Nico Marais, head of Multi-asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions, commented: “We are pleased to have Ashley lead our global research team as we deepen our experience and thought-leadership around portfolio construction, asset allocation, risk premia based investing and as we continue to build out our advanced beta capabilities.”